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Figueres: Dalí Theater-Museum Guided Tour

1. Figueres: Dalí Theater-Museum Guided Tour

Learn about the life and art of the most famous surrealist Spanish painter, Salvador Dalí, on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the Dalí Theater-Museum. Marvel at his paintings hanging on the walls of the museum based in the artist's hometown of Figueres as an expert local guide explains their meaning. Explore the 1,500 works of art on exhibition at the theater and museum, which has been paying homage to Dalí's work since its inauguration in 1974. Built on the remains of the former Municipal Theater of Figueres, the museum is considered to be one of Dalí's last great work of art. Visit the stage area in the museum, which sits above the crypt where the controversial artist is buried.

Salvador Dalí Small Group Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

2. Salvador Dalí Small Group Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

This full-day tour from Barcelona follows in the tracks of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí, exploring the the landscape that inspired his art. You’ll visit his favorite haunts and secret hideaways, as well as the legendary Dali Museum at Figueres and his former home near Cadaqués. You’ll head from Barcelona to Figueres, where you’ll visit Dalí’s birthplace and the extraordinary museum dedicated to his work. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a “whole,” so there are no catalogues and the work is not displayed in any organized manner. The tour continues to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués, famous for its whitewashed Mediterranean houses and narrow streets. With its charming bay, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. What is particularly stunning is the dramatic scenery on the drive there. For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialties at one of the numerous terraces, or grab a sandwich and relax on the beach. You’ll soon understand why Cadaqués inspired Dalí and so many other artists. Travel up the coast to the smaller village of Port Lligat, where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him.  The winter schedule (September 1 to June 30) starts with a drive to Figueres, where you will spend the morning exploring the Dalí Museum. From the museum, drive to Cadaqués. After lunch at your own expense, continue exploring Cadaqués or head to Port Lligat, to visit Dali's House. The summer schedule (July 1 to August 31) leaves Figueres for Pubol Castle, once the home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch, venture to one of the many beautiful beach side towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline.

From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

3. From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

Enjoy an excursion on a sailing catamaran to the National Park of the Medes Islands. From Roses, sail along the Bay of Roses and the spectacular Costa Brava to the Medes Islands. While surrounding the spectacular islands, you can also enjoy the views of the village of Estartit and the Montgrí massif. Stop at Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa, for more or less 2 hours, where you can swim and sunbathe. Meanwhile, the crew will serve a delicious barbecue meal prepared on board.  After a full and relaxing day enjoying the sun and the sea, the crew will lift the anchor and take you back to Roses.

From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

4. From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

Discover the two most representative cities of northern Catalonia, Girona and Figueres, on a full-day tour from Barcelona. Explore Girona's medieval monuments on a guided walking tour, and plunge into Salvador Dalí's surreal world at the Dalí Theater-Museum in Figueres. Set off from Barcelona after meeting your guide, and head first to Girona, a city founded by the Romans. See some of the finest historic architecture in Spain, including medieval walls, Romanesque and Gothic monuments, Arab baths, baroque spaces, and one of the best-preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe. Learn about Girona's history with your guide, and admire a city used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. Next, make your way to Figueres, the world capital of surrealism. Take advantage of priority entrance to the Dalí Theatre-Museum, which contains the largest collection of the artist's works and is a surrealist work of art in its own right. Step into a different universe when you enter the museum, and immerse yourself in Dalí's unique world on an orientation tour. Take some time to explore the permanent Dalí Jewels exhibition, then conclude your tour with a return journey to Barcelona and the original meeting point.

From Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

5. From Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

Enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience on board the catamaran "Magic". Sliding gently over the blue waters of Costa Brava, you’re sure to love this quiet and relaxing day on the water.   Departing from the dock of the Ginjolers in the center of Roses, sail along the beautiful coast between Roses and Cadaqués with its solitary coves lined with pine trees and steep cliffs, until you reach Cap Norfeau. Anchor in Racó de l'Home cove, where you can stop for a pleasant swim in the crystal clear waters. Discover the seabed with free snorkeling equipment on board, or sunbathe in the comfortable bow nets. Then, continue to sail along the Cap Norfeu and Cala Jòncols until you enter the magical bay of Cadaqués. Spend some time relaxing in the bay to admire the coastline with its characteristic white houses bordering the shore.   After a full and relaxing day in the sun, your crew will lift anchor and take you back to Roses.

Figueres: City Walking Tour & Dali Museum

6. Figueres: City Walking Tour & Dali Museum

Explore this gem of Catalonia with an expert-led walking tour based around the life and work of Dali. Enjoy skip-the-line access to his Museum, together with other key sights of this delightful city. Meet your expert guide to stroll the streets of Figueres. See where Dalí was born, and walk from sculpture to monument celebrating the city's most famous son. Hear fascinating facts about Dali's life from your informative guide. Then, wander through the beautiful historic center of Figueres towards the highlight of the tour, the Dalí Theater-Museum. Observe all the details inside and outside of this bombastic museum, considered to be the artist's last great work. Enjoy a space where everything within it was conceived and designed with the purpose of taking the visitor inside a unique world.

From Roses: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

7. From Roses: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

In this delightful evening cruise on a fully equipped catamaran, you will take in the Bay of Roses from the sea, while and the colors of the sunset reflect on the sea before the sun disappears over the horizon. While you are sipping your cocktail, you will sail along the front line of Roses and Empuriabrava and enjoy the sight of the illuminated towns from the sea. If the view is clear, you'll be stunned by the impressive Pyrenees in the distance.

From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres, and Cadaqués Day Trip

8. From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres, and Cadaqués Day Trip

If you are in Barcelona and want to enjoy one of the best day trips near Barcelona, we have the option you are looking for. Come together with the best expert local guides and discover all the charms of some of the most impressive towns in Catalonia. Visit Girona, Figueres and Cadaqués in detail and fall in love with the history, culture and tradition of three destinations with a special charm. We will meet at 08:30 in Barcelona, at which point a special and unforgettable day will begin. At this time, we will begin an impressive excursion to Girona, where we will visit every corner of this fantastic town. The historic center of this city is one of the most impressive in all of Catalonia, and in its Jewish quarter you will discover all the essence after the passage of this community through the streets of the city. After getting to know Girona, our tour will take us to Figueres, where the guide will play host again to show you all the must-sees of this city. A very important destination for Catalonia, since here is an important communications hub that connects our country with France. In Figueres we will find the majestic Castle of San Fernando and also the famous Dalí Theatre-Museum, in memory of one of the greatest geniuses in the history of Spain. In addition, it will be in Figueres where you will have free time, which we recommend you use to try the delicious Catalan cuisine and visit the city in your own way. To do this, previously, our expert guide will have given you the best recommendations. After finishing the free time, we will go to our next destination, with the visit to Cadaqués. In this dreamy fishing village is the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. Many agree that it is one of the most beautiful places in Catalonia, since despite all the events it has experienced, it has managed to retain all its charm. We will get to know the narrow streets of the town, the impressive church of Santa María, the artistic treasures of medieval times and the charming fishermen's houses that are in its historic center, among many other things. Once the visit to Cadaqués is over, we will return to Barcelona after spending an exciting day getting to know three unique and special places.

Figueres: Walking Tour with Dali Museum Fast-Track Entry

9. Figueres: Walking Tour with Dali Museum Fast-Track Entry

Express city tour to the city of Figueres and to the Theater-Museum Salvador Dali. The great and latest work of the artist, conceived to introduce the visitor to the world of surrealism. Alongside one of our expert tour guides you will learn about the city of Figueres, the city that gave birth to the genius of surrealism, we will walk around the streets of the old quarter and discover it's history while we talk about the life and anecdotes of Salvador Dalí. After our walk around the old town we will access the Theater-Museum of Salvador Dalí and we will deep dive in the world and mind of the artist.

Girona and Figueres Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pick Up

10. Girona and Figueres Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pick Up

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the day on a full-day trip to Girona and Figueres, two of the most scenic towns of the Costa Brava. First, visit the historic town of Girona to see Roman remains and medieval buildings. Lose yourself in a labyrinth of narrow streets, and travel through the best-preserved Jewish Quarter in Europe. Marvel at Girona Cathedral and the widest Gothic nave in the world. Then, see the colorful houses along the River Onyar. Go to the top of Girona’s medieval walls for panoramic views. Next, transfer to Figueres near the border with France, and experience one of the main destinations of the so-called “Dalí Triangle.” Explore the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, and enter some of the places he frequented as an adult. Go to the Dalí Museum, designed by Dalí himself on the ruins of an old municipal theater. Journey into the artist's mind as you explore the vast collection of his work, including some of the strangest artifacts imaginable.

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Planning Your Visit

  • What are sightseeing options in addition to Dali art?

    The beaches on the nearby Costa Brava are wonderful, and you're also near the French border -- so why not explore places like Andorra and Perpignan, for example. There's also an abundance of leisure pursuits to dive into, including: watersports, tennis, horse riding, hiking, and golf.

  • How do I get there from Barcelona?

    You could rent a car which takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes to cover 90 miles on the AP7 motorway. You can also take the (RENFE) train which takes around 1 hour and 54 minutes, or jump on a bus for 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Good to know

  • Language
    Catalan and Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    To be honest, any time of year is good. Due to its northern location, temperatures are slightly lower here than in other parts of Spain. Average summer daytime temperatures are around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. During winter temperatures are around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. So you'll have it pretty good year-round to explore Figueres!

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What people are saying about Figueres

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,212 reviews

Luis was an excellent tour guide. This day trip was worth every penny- one of our favorite things we did in our week long trip to Barcelona! Luis was friendly and super knowledgable. Everyone in our group agreed we learned so much from him and had a wonderful time. We had actually done a different tour with another company a few days prior that we were disappointed with, so we had even more appreciation for how amazing this day trip was. And as a bonus- we are huge Game of Thrones fans and Luis showed us all the filming spots in Girona (and took some great pictures for us)! Thank you so much Luis!

Great day! The Dali museum is extraordinary and a must even if he wasn’t on your radar. He will be, after a visit to his favored site! The drive to Cadaques is breathtaking and the town, enchanting. His home on the Mediterranean is well worth the visit!

We enjoyed the entire trip, right from being picked at the hotel to the lively banter with pour guide Gaspa. He kept us entertained with the story of Dali. He was informative yet open to our perspective of the museum.

Vincente was terrific. Informative, flexible and entertaining. We learned so much about Dali, his art and his vision for the museum.

Girona is magical and Dali's eccentric artwork will leave you spellbound